Opinion
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has initiated an important planning and visioning process that will benefit Minnesota post-secondary students for many generations. If you have a son or daughter who may someday attend a state college, this planning process is very important to you. If y...Read More
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Angie Hong Guest Columnist One night recently, I had an experience that most women will be familiar with: a fashion crisis. I was scheduled to be a panelist at a roundtable discussion the next day and struggling to find an outfit that would be professional, look good, and yet still allow me to wear ...Read More
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Park cuts move us backward Thanks for your excellent article on the $1 million in budget cuts. Obviously, it’s hard to get the whole picture, and I’m only going from limited information, but it seems like a big step backwards. I was not one for the heavy debt put on by the YMCA and the new [......Read More
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Regardless of whether you think justice has been done in the lack of an indictment of police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the case provides an important “teachable moment” for our students. Polls find Americans are deeply divided about the outcome of the ...Read More
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It appears Minnesota Republicans are gearing up for a battle to give the state’s 80 outstate counties more legislative benefits. Republicans pulled a big surprise, capturing 11 seats and taking over leadership in the House of Representatives. Ten of the 11 were won in outstate districts. Most pund...Read More
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Thank you, mayor A note of public thanks to Mayor Chris Johnson for the four years of progressive leadership he has provided to Forest Lake. While most of us were comfortably at home with our families, dedicated public servants like Mayor Johnson were spending endless hours working on the business o...Read More
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When last we left the tale of my mighty hiking club adventure, I and my fiancee, Kristina, had just completed the first of what would ultimately be 67 trails in 67 different state parks all across Minnesota. Interstate Park in Taylors Falls was a craggy, rocky, hilly experience that was a bit of a s...Read More
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